Vintage Projector Lamp

April 21st, 2011 in member junk     
PowerToolDiva PowerToolDiva, member
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On one of my many travels through the flea markets, yard sales and "dumpsters....okay, I said it, I found two beaten up vintage projectors. The were both laying under piles of rusty ole junk, I mean "treasure". I was immediately drawn to the idea that this was once a much loved machine,considered at the time to be high-tech. Now with the dvd age, projectors are no longer necessary for entainment.

Part of what we do as junk-rehabilitators is bring back to life the discards of the past. As I saw those two projectors in that rusty pile, I know I HAD to take them home and create something marvelous. Quick....get the CRASH cart, cpr needed. Well, actually a metal drill bit. I drilled through the base, added a lamp rod, harp and socket and viola.....a killer lamp. For an extra touch, I stitched a lampshade out of a vintage bank deposit bag.

It turnedout better than I could have imagined. Now the sad part, it's going in the shop! The Robin's Nest is part of Chartreuse and co in Frederick, MD. We hold a once monthly barn sale. I get all monthlong to fall in love with my creations, only to turn around and put them up for adoption. Just one of these days I WILL keep a piece! One day!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Power Tool Diva aka The Robin's Nest
posted in: member junk, fabric, cream, game room, alternative, business

Comments (14)

DesignTurnpike writes: Totally awesome! Posted: 2:23 pm on April 27th
homeroad writes: I love this! I especially love the lampshade. Great project!
Susan Posted: 8:04 am on April 24th
SwampTreasures_com writes: Oh, and a Very HaPPy Easter to Ya'll too!
May it be the begining of a Wonderful Springtime for All! Posted: 4:54 am on April 24th
SwampTreasures_com writes: Very Kool Idea! Like the shade design too!

What Talent Ya'll have!
Posted: 4:52 am on April 24th
MimiToria writes: This is fabulous... Such a cool re purposing of Junk. Knowing that this will be snapped up immediately. I'd have a hard time letting this awesome piece go. Such a memory conjuring up item... :)
Gretchen ~ Posted: 10:59 am on April 23rd
Polstar writes: oh you're brilliant - such a pity you're selling it on but I'm sure it will be snapped up so quick! Posted: 10:24 am on April 23rd
alicemom writes: I love that. I too would have a hard time letting it go.
Smiles, Alice
Posted: 5:55 pm on April 22nd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: What a great job you did on the lamp.What a person can do with junk.Have a nice Easter.Robert. Posted: 9:38 am on April 22nd
InkByTheBarrel writes: Fabulous. My sister have drilled through picnic thermos jugs and even chicken feeders to make lamps, but we've never made the lampshade. Was that difficult to do? It looks wonderful. Heck, I've got an old projector. Looks like we've got more drilling to do. Unlike you, though, I haven't been able to let go of our creations. They're all over my house. Posted: 7:01 am on April 22nd
CottageElements writes: What an awesome piece to repurpose. And I love the term "junk-rehabilitators". I'll have to remember that one. This is a great choice for a member feature, especially following Sue's last two posts. Well done! And the's the icing on cake! Lani Posted: 1:50 pm on April 21st
JunkArchitect writes: I would have a hard time parting with the lamp's so unique. Great job!

Posted: 7:03 am on April 21st
oldnews writes: I know exactly what you mean about having to part with the things that we re-create and then have to pass on! This lamp would definitely be hard to let go, it is SO COOL! Marie
Posted: 6:41 am on April 21st
artteachergirl writes: WOW! JUST WOW!!! LOVE IT! Posted: 5:07 pm on April 20th
birdcolor writes: Love this!

Posted: 10:09 am on April 20th
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